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MILMC April Meeting Announced

The next meeting of the Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex 400 East Central Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120. Meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period at the beginning.  Those who want to speak should sign up on the sheet by the meeting room entrance.

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Heavy Rains Bring Flooding to Mountain Island Lake

May 7, 2013 — Days of heavy rain in the Catawba River basin have pushed Mountain Island Lake out of its banks, submerging some docks and spilling water far into yards. As of Tuesday morning, Duke Energy reported Mountain Island at 103.3. One of the flood gates at Cowan’s Ford has been partially opened and water continues to rise. Duke …

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Kay Killian Receives Mountain Island Lake Blue Fin Award

Kay Killian Receives Mountain Island Lake Blue Fin Award MOUNT HOLLY, NC — The Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission presented its 2013 Blue Fin Award to Kay Killian for preserving more than 500 acres in Gaston and Lincoln counties near the lake to help preserve the quality of the Charlotte region’s drinking water. Marine Commission Chairman Kari Lanning of Lincoln …

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Duke Energy’s online lake information made mobile-friendly in time for peak of hurricane season

 Duke Energy’s online lake information made mobile-friendly in time for peak of hurricane season CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Recognizing that easy access to lake level information is critical during high water conditions, Duke Energy has made its lake information “smart phone-friendly” in time for the peak of hurricane season. The site can be accessed on a smart phone at m.duke-energy.com. The …

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Duke Energy and State Draft Settlement in Coal Ash Lawsuit

Duke Energy has reached a tentative settlement with the state of North Carolina regarding lawsuits over leaks from its coal ash ponds in Asheville and on the Catawba River. The company has agreed to pay a $99,112 fine. The consent order would require the company to determine the cause and the extent of those leaks into groundwater and into Mountain …

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Catawba Riverkeeper: State of the River

http://wfae.org/post/catawba-riverkeeper-state-river The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation works to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin’s lakes, streams and rivers. The Foundation says that 1.7 million people in our region depend on the Catawba River. The Catawba has been labeled as “endangered” by multiple organizations in recent years, and in the past, we’ve discussed the reasons for that endangerment. Today, we’ll check in with …

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Boaters Are Asked to Slow Speed, Use Caution on Area Lakes

Boaters Are Asked to Slow Speed, Use Caution on Area Lakes CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and Duke Energy are asking boaters on the Catawba River lakes to slow down and use caution in light of the ongoing high-water levels of several lakes. In the past several weeks, lake levels have been higher than normal due …

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Mountain Island Lake Marine Commission Begins Loaner Life Jacket Program

Date: May 15, 2013 Local partnership helps keep kids afloat, may save lives CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On March 27, 2010, Craig Keese lost his son and grandson in a drowning accident during a storm on Stockton Lake in Missouri. Neither was wearing a life jacket. Determined to prevent other families from experiencing such a tragedy, the Keese family started a …

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Mountain Island Lake Marine Commissioners Replace No-Wake Buoys for Paddlers’ Area at Latta Plantation Park

Mountain Island Lake Marine Commissioners, in partnership with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, have replaced no-wake buoys in a cove at Latta Plantation Park where canoes and kayaks are launched. The buoys mark the Latta North Cove no-wake zone created in 2000. This no-wake zone provides a safe area for paddlers adjacent to the Latta Plantation Park canoe and kayak …

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Duke Energy’s fleet modernization allows two coal plants to retire early

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy’s Buck and Riverbend steam stations, coal-fired power plants in the Charlotte area, will retire two years earlier than scheduled, drawing to a close more than eight decades of operations at each facility. Both stations had been slated for retirement in April 2015 in advance of upcoming federal environmental regulations; however, the company elected to retire …

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